[Ads-l] Second Oldest Citation for "Socialist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 17 02:02:06 UTC 2019

Sometimes a word is so important that it may be of interest to determine, not just the earliest findable citation, but also the second earliest findable citation.  See below for the second earliest findable citation (so far) of the word "socialist."

Fred Shapiro


1827 _Black Rock_ (N.Y.) _Gazette_ 19 May 3/1 (Newspapers.com)  Mr. Owen, a Scotchman, and a man of fortune, was the originator or founder [of the New Harmony community] ...While the rude blasts of winter whistled by, or the meridian sun poured down his fervid rays, these socialists were to ensconce their forms within hewn log cabins, or regale themselves beneath the umbrageous foliage of the cyprus!

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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